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by Justintruth
Thu May 23, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 430
Views: 11909

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

Do you even know what caused the Cuban missile crisis? You are such a dipshit know nothing waste of resources. Yeah, I do Vegetable, Nikita Khrushchev, who was a pig - ignorant, Russian peasant and lying, Kommunist Kunt (bit like ewe in a way) said to his buddy, Fidel Castro, in 1962, who was a Kub...
by Justintruth
Wed May 22, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 430
Views: 11909

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

...= socialism has ALWAYS, IN EVERY CASE failed. Where did you get that idea? It worked very well in Sweden. Remember that market economies can co-exist with governments owning productive capital. Take a look at Intelsat in the USA. It's not even true that the USA government has not operated capita...
by Justintruth
Tue May 21, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 215
Views: 8701

Re: RC

"The dead, and the yet to be born, have no attributes, including a soul." The dead, sure; the unborn, I don't know...seems to me, the unborn have at least two attributes: 'being alive' and 'being human'...mebbe 'being ensouled' is in there too. I thought that the soul was eternal. If so, the dead h...
by Justintruth
Mon May 20, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 215
Views: 8701

Re: Do humans have a soul?

We seem not to be making progress because of a lack of focus. So let's focus. Now, you ask why we need to posit an entity other than the material. The answer is straightforward: because none of the materialist attempts to explain consciousness are any good. Anesthesia is a great counter example. Her...
by Justintruth
Fri May 17, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 215
Views: 8701

Re: Do humans have a soul?

...But wow, it's long... Maybe best to use this summary: Need to represent what I am saying correctly: You can’t say that we need to posit an entity other than material on which to predicate consciousness just because the predicate of consciousness is not “merely physical”. The whole idea is that m...
by Justintruth
Thu May 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 215
Views: 8701

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Which causes which is not the question, so much as "Why and how are they coordinated Why are they coordinated? Do you think there is a reason that they are coordinated? How they are coordinated is important in the sense of description but not in the sense of some answer that explains without posits...
by Justintruth
Sat May 11, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 215
Views: 8701

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Here is what I get from your last post: Two vs one: Your position is that there are two real entities required for experiencing to possibly occur. Not quite, but you're close. Two coordinated aspects are involved. Then we agree? Two coordinated aspects of one entity? My position is that there is no...
by Justintruth
Fri May 10, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 215
Views: 8701

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Sorry, this post was to be in reply to Immanuel Can's previous reply to me
by Justintruth
Fri May 10, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 215
Views: 8701

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Here is what I get from your last post: Two vs one: Your position is that there are two real entities required for experiencing to possibly occur. My position is that there is no entity logically required for experiencing to occur. However, as a matter of contingent fact, I hypothesize that all expe...
by Justintruth
Tue May 07, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 215
Views: 8701

Re: Do humans have a soul?

....it requires a conscious "experiencer," which is not a mechanical process but a personal and cognitive one. Absent a personal "experiencer," what we have is merely another kind of "occurrence." Well, there is no doubt that as you say conscious experiencing is not a mechanical process if by mecha...
by Justintruth
Mon May 06, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 215
Views: 8701

Re: Do humans have a soul?

"No zombies, no ghosts." It's a good working hypothesis at least for now. Well, either you've got bodies with no souls (zombies), or souls with no bodies (extreme Idealism, ghosts), or you've got Dualism, meaning both exist together somehow. Had a very long debate a while ago on this. I came up wit...
by Justintruth
Fri May 03, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 215
Views: 8701

Re: Do humans have a soul?

I take this as: does the individual have a spirit? I think so. I think, wedged deep into the meat of a person, is a soul, an immaterial, irreducible, 'something'. My evidence for this flimsy and wholly idiosyncratic and of little interest to anyone. "No zombies, no ghosts." It's a good working hypo...
by Justintruth
Fri May 03, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 215
Views: 8701

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Since human experiencing is temporal and since the temporal, contingent fact of what was is eternal, then humans have an eternal soul. That soul is created up until death when it becomes the eternal identity of that person forever. There are some theories in which the soul is reborn and there is Nie...
by Justintruth
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: How do we transfer idea through language?
Replies: 19
Views: 2317

Re: How do we transfer idea through language?

How do we get an idea through reading a text for example? I assume that by "get an idea" you mean some type of experiencing that occurs that is caused by a state of the brain. I further assume that our brains are similar enough that the states produced are similar. Then it is just a signal pathway ...
by Justintruth
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is time?
Replies: 315
Views: 8532

Re: What is time?

....Does any of this proves time exists as such? .... It may be that the notion of time itself is linked to certain categories of existence. Not all existence is temporal. The Pythagorean theorem is true and that is not an event that happened, happens, will happen, can cease to happen etc. It is ou...